Oakland California Child Custody Lawyer
As a parent experiencing a divorce, you probably have many questions and concerns about the custody of your children. As your attorney throughout this process, I will educate you on your rights as a parent and what to expect.
If you are a parent experiencing a divorce and have questions about child custody and visitation, call the Law Office of Rosanne Calbo-Jackson at 510-451-4408 to schedule your consultation. You may also fill out a contact form and someone from my firm will be in touch with you promptly.
A note about court-ordered mediation
In California, people are required to go through court-ordered mediation. Mediation is handled by Family Court Services, social workers and psychologists. During the meeting, both parties will try to reach a parenting plan agreement that is submitted to the court.
What factors are considered in child custody and visitation arrangements?
The best interest of the child is the primary factor used in determining physical custody, legal custody and visitation. Physical custody refers to where the child lives. Legal custody refers to decisions that are made regarding school, religion, medical care and more. Factors that are considered as the best interest of the child is reached include the following:
What has the child's situation been up until the time of the case or the court appearance?
Who has been the primary parent?
Has there been violence in the home?
What are the bonds with the child?
What is the age of the children?
Child custody modifications
Changes to child custody agreements are often sought when there has been a significant change in circumstances. Examples can include one parent relocating, a change in income for one parent or the remarriage of a parent.
Contact my firm today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how I can help.